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1980 Atlanta Falcons (NFL) 1st place National Football Conference Western Division 12-4-0 .750
Head Coach: Leeman Bennett
Defensive Coordinator/Defensive BacksJerry Glanville
Administrative AssistantMike McDonnell
Offensive BacksJohn North
Wide ReceiversJimmy Raye
LinebackersDoug Shively
Defensive LineJim Stanley
Offensive LineBill Walsh
QuarterbacksDick Wood
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Thu8/7/1980ASeattle Seahawks10-14LSeattle, WAKingdome59555
Fri8/15/1980HPittsburgh Steelers14-17LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium55695
Sat8/23/1980ASan Diego Chargers9-17LSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium47184
Fri8/29/1980HBaltimore Colts51-35WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium42983
Sun9/7/1980AMinnesota Vikings23-24LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium44773
Sun9/14/1980ANew England Patriots37-21WFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium48321
Sun9/21/1980HMiami Dolphins17-20LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium55479
Sun9/28/1980ASan Francisco 49ers20-17WSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park56518
Sun10/5/1980HDetroit Lions43-28WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium57652
Sun10/12/1980HNew York Jets7-14LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium57458
Sun10/19/1980ANew Orleans Saints41-14WNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome62651
Sun10/26/1980HLos Angeles Rams13-10WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium57401
Sun11/2/1980ABuffalo Bills30-14WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium57959
Sun11/9/1980ASt. Louis Cardinals33-27WOTSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium48662
Sun11/16/1980HNew Orleans Saints31-13WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium53871
Sun11/23/1980HChicago Bears28-17WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium49156
Sun11/30/1980HWashington Redskins10-6WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium55665
Sun12/7/1980APhiladelphia Eagles20-17WPhiladelphia, PAVeterans Stadium70205
Sun12/14/1980HSan Francisco 49ers35-10WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium55767
Sun12/21/1980ALos Angeles Rams17-20LOTAnaheim, CAAnaheim Stadium62469
Sun1/4/1981HDallas Cowboys27-30LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium60022NFC Divisional Playoff
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
33Anthony AndersonRB6'019724Temple160
31William AndrewsFB6'021025Auburn1616
10Steve BartkowskiQB6'421528California1616
61Jon BrooksLB6'221523Clemson40
66Warren BryantROT6'627025Kentucky1616
38Rick ByasS5'1018530Eastern Michigan; Wayne State (Michigan)150
21Lynn CainHB6'120525East Los Angeles JC; Southern California1616
53Chuck CorrealC6'324724Penn State160
50Buddy CurryRILB6'422222North Carolina1616
55Tony DaykinLB6'122025Georgia Tech160
74Wilson FaumuinaNT6'527526San Jose State144
77Edgar FieldsNT6'225526Navarro JC; Texas A&M141
89Wallace FrancisWR5'1119029Arkansas-Pine Bluff1616
36Bob GlazebrookSS6'120024Fresno CC; Fresno State169
71Chuck HermanOG6'325022Arkansas20
64Pat HowellOG6'525323Southern California50
85Alfred JacksonWR6'019025Texas160
6John JamesP6'319931Florida160
84Alfred JenkinsWR5'1017228Morris Brown1616
37Kenny JohnsonRCB5'1017522Mississippi State1616
20Earl JonesCB6'017823Norfolk State160
78Mike KennLOT6'727824Michigan1616
30Jerome KingCB5'1017525Purdue20
56Fulton KuykendallLILB6'422627UCLA108
51Jim LaughlinLB6'122222Ohio State166
22Rolland LawrenceLCB5'1017929Tabor1616
39James MayberryRB5'1121023Colorado160
4Tim MazzettiK6'117524Pennsylvania160
52Dewey McClainLB6'323626East Central150
73Phil McKinnelyOT6'424826UCLA70
75Jeff MerrowRDE6'425027West Virginia1616
87Russ MikeskaTE6'322525Texas A&M162
67Calvin MillerNT6'227027Mississippi Gulf Coast CC; Oklahoma State20
80Junior MillerTE6'424023Nebraska1614
15Mike MoroskiQB6'420123California-Davis30
59Robert PennywellLB6'122226Grambling State162
27Tom PridemoreFS5'1118624West Virginia1616
28Frank ReedSS5'1119326Washington167
56Al RichardsonLOLB6'322223Georgia Tech1616
70Dave ScottLOG6'426527Kansas1616
65Don SmithNT6'526223Miami (Florida)169
86Mike SmithWR5'1019422Grambling State50
16Reggie SmithWR5'416824North Carolina Central80
25Ray StrongRB5'918424Contra Costa JC; Nevada-Las Vegas160
61Stan SytsmaLB6'220024Minnesota20
68R.C. ThielemannROG6'426025Arkansas1616
57Jeff Van NoteC6'224734Kentucky1616
58Joel WilliamsROLB6'122624Peru State; Wisconsin-LaCrosse1616
79Jeff YeatesLDE6'325229Boston College1614
63Mike ZeleNT6'425024Kent State114
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Junior Miller17TENebraska
Buddy Curry236LBNorth Carolina
Earl Jones363DBNorfolk State
Jim Laughlin491LBOhio State
I.M. Hipp4104RBNebraskafrom PHI
Brad Vassar5117LBPacific
Kenny Johnson5137DBMississippi Statefrom LARM/WAS
Mike Davis6146DBColorado
Mike Smith7172WRGrambling State
Al Richardson8201LBGeorgia Tech
Glen Keller9228CWest Texas A&M
Walt Bellamy10257DBVirginia Military Institute
Mike Babb11284DBOklahoma
Quinn Jones12313RBTulsa
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals76921021296
Opponents Totals757438823
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals336145166258722239.291861
Opponents Totals29:28298100175239123538.7101919
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Tim Mazzetti0464993.9192770.40103
Lynn Cain90000054
Junior Miller90000054
Wallace Francis70000042
Alfred Jackson70000042
Alfred Jenkins60000036
William Andrews50000030
Steve Bartkowski20000012
Joel Williams1000018
Buddy Curry1000006
Frank Reed1000006
Al Richardson1000006
Ray Strong1000006
Team Totals50464993.9192770.41405
Opponents Totals32303293.8162564.01272
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Tim Mazzetti192770.42/28/84/74/81/2
Team Totals192770.42/28/84/74/81/2
Opponents Totals162564.00/06/63/66/111/2
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
William Andrews26513084.9334
Lynn Cain2359143.9378
James Mayberry18884.9240
Ray Strong6427.021t1
Steve Bartkowski25351.4112
John James11313.0130
Anthony Anderson650.880
Wallace Francis122.020
Junior Miller2-2-1.000
Team Totals55924054.33715
Opponents Totals44116703.8408
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Steve Bartkowski46325755.519035447.713.881t316.7163.535324322088.2
Mike Moroski3266.71248.012.01800.000.0002491.0
John James100.0000.000.01100.00000.0
Team Totals46725955.519135687.613.881t316.6173.635324324487.1
Opponents Totals56433359.020539907.112.093t244.3264.646396359475.7
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Alfred Jenkins58103517.8576
Wallace Francis5486216.081t7
William Andrews514568.9261
Junior Miller4658412.7369
Lynn Cain242239.3301
Alfred Jackson2240318.354t7
James Mayberry310.360
Russ Mikeska144.040
Team Totals259356813.881t31
Opponents Totals333399012.093t24
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Al Richardson713919.9520
Kenny Johnson44912.3330
Rolland Lawrence33712.3370
Buddy Curry3134.390
Joel Williams25527.5320
Bob Glazebrook263.060
Tom Pridemore221.020
Jim Laughlin177.070
Jeff Yeates155.050
Earl Jones100.000
Team Totals2631312.0520
Opponents Totals171438.4300
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
John James79308739.1590725240270734.3
Team Totals79308739.1590725240270734.3
Opponents Totals85351241.3651715536283633.4
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Kenny Johnson23528112.2560
Reggie Smith2742629.7250
Rolland Lawrence30-7-2.360
Bob Glazebrook0100
Team Totals531053610.1560
Opponents Totals36182406.7640
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Reggie Smith2551220.5350
Ray Strong1016816.8310
Anthony Anderson79713.9230
Alfred Jackson37023.3360
Mike Smith35819.3260
Tom Pridemore33913.0200
Edgar Fields11111.0110
Tony Daykin133.030
Team Totals5395818.1360
Opponents Totals73157921.6870
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
William Andrews620200
Steve Bartkowski620200
Warren Bryant0010100
Lynn Cain620200
Buddy Curry1011301
Tony Daykin0001100
Bob Glazebrook0010100
Alfred Jenkins0010100
Kenny Johnson204470
Mike Kenn0030300
Rolland Lawrence222400
James Mayberry0010100
Junior Miller200000
Tom Pridemore0011200
Al Richardson0003301
Reggie Smith310100
Ray Strong410100
R.C. Thielemann0020200
Joel Williams00123421
Jeff Yeates0001140
Mike Zele0001100
Team Totals3211211637833
Opponents Totals3316179260
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